The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
There are moments when we understand that deeply felt emotions are being conveyed, but Sachs keeps everything so subdued, at such a stubbornly low-key register, that we don't feel them as deeply as we should.
Sachs is normally a safe pair of hands with intimate character studies, but here, he's decided to add on the problems of an extended family instead of solely focusing on the genuinely moving story of the couple at its centre.
Sachs suggests more than he tells, an approach that can be worthwhile for viewers who like to fill in the narrative gaps and backstories, but it can also muddle more than illuminate.... [I]t is hard not to want more from the characters or the story.